Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Seabirds - can you identify?

I can't say that I know what all these birds are.

But I know a couple of them! But then, so does everyone else on those couple of them too....



                                                           White Pelican. (a floatin`)

                                   Brown Pelican - with his mouth full. (a floatin` too)

                                               Brown Pelican. (a flyin`)

      Gull - aka Seagull - not a statue. Although he liked to strike a pose. (a standin`) Don't know what                                                        variety it is though.


A curved bill something or other...tried to Google, but could not come up with descriptions of Gulf Coast Seabirds! (a eatin`)



Some kind of crane. I got footage of it in flight too. It looked like it took off to attack another bird?
(a struttin`) In the camera, the neck looked pinkish, but in the photos, it looks brownish. So I don't really know what colorish it really isish.


This guy, I really don't know what it is other than it's a bird that caught a fish! I found this one the most fascinating, but what is it?? Wish I could have gotten a closer shot of it. I tried to walk closer when it was on the short pole, but it flew off. Then I saw this one at the top of the light pole, it was still pretty far away though. Anyhow, I found it of the most interest to me. (a eatin`)
It has a hawk like beak & a cute little tuft of black feathering on the crest of it's head.

21 comments:

  1. I think (and I am definitely not a bird knower type person) but I think it's an Osprey. Great picture of whatever it is with his fish.

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    1. Thanks. I know nuthin'...mostly. ;-)

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  2. Okay, here goes.
    Gull - Laughing Gull
    curved bill- White Ibis
    crane- Little Blue Heron
    The last one- Sandie is correct, it's an Osprey (only eats fish)

    :)

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    1. Ahhh, was hoping you'd see my post & identify -- thanks Judy!

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  3. Well, I got so e right...the egret, osprey and ibis. BUT that's only because I have seen them on Judy's blog...lol!

    Love the osprey with the fish....way cool!

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    1. Yea, I gotta pay more attention in the memory department when I read Judy's blog! haha

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  4. Nice bird photos. Leave it to Judy to be the helper. How neat it is that she can identify so many birds.

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    1. Yes, she's our bird expert. I should buy a bird book. I have no idea what to get though?

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  5. So happy you got away and are having a good time. All the pictures are great. Keep them coming and have a great time

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    1. Thanks Jo, it is nice to be out & about for awhile!

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  6. I agree with Judy. Osprey, Ibis, Little Blue Heron.

    Nice photos.

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  7. So glad to see you have the wheels rolling! Sounds like you had a great Christmas and here is hoping you a wonderful New Year. May 2014 be your best year ever!!!!

    Travel safe and enjoy your trip!!! I am anxious to hear about your adventures boondocking on the beach. I love the beach and will enjoy it through your posts.

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    1. Will report in when I can. Not positive on the boondocking thing on the beach. If it's too sandy, then I might end up at an RV park. I have nightmare images of the dog bringing in enough sand to build indoor dunes!

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  8. Upon further thought and a question from Sharon, I have to change the ID of the little blue heron to a Reddish Egret. :)

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    1. I kind of wondered because that bird was big. I think I may have pics of the Little BLUE Heron though. Do they have a round dot over the shoulder area of their wings? Will have to find the pic. Thank you!

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  9. Great pictures of the birds ... I assumed Judy would be along with the answers... I knew the osprey and guessed kinda righto on the others. love the coastal birds. pelicans kill me. and well, the seagulls

    soooo glad you're out and about!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn. Will you be coming? I hope so!

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    2. dunno yet ... if I had a jet suit? I'd be there ... the thought of that drive AGAIN for the 900th time just wears me out... BUT I do love Port A !

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    3. Well, email me if you decide to come. Otherwise, I'll say hey to your Dolphins!

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    4. okay ... my dolphins... sniff ... weren't they wonderful ... aw sigh ;)

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